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Shek O, Hong Kong

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#2 of 17 in Beaches in Hong Kong
A contrast to Hong Kong's tall skyscrapers and big business, the seaside village of Shek O shows the island's other side: pleasant beaches, a relaxed pace, and nature to explore. The area is even home to a prehistoric rock carving, depicting geometric designs and animals. Seemingly untouched by the arrival of the British, this little town has a stronger Chinese feel to it, with narrow lanes, colorful houses, and small temples. A hike up to a popular viewpoint affords a panoramic view of the coastline below. Use our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site to visit Shek O on your trip to Hong Kong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • When here some years ago; remember it fondly. Would love to go back. Its a bit off the beaten track but well worth it. Shame about all the litter strewn around.  more »
  • Shek O because of its unique scenery and attracted a lot of tourists, I went to the day just sunny, saw blue water and blue sky connected into a piece, really is picturesque, where the traffic is also very convenient. Those small restaurants also charge a reasonable fee.
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  • The bestest beach in town! Finest sand cleanest beach clearest water with excellent facilities. Beautiful  more »
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